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Johnny Guitar Rated PG

Johnny Guitar

Dir. Nicholas Ray. USA, 1954. 1h 45m. Starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady, Ward Bond, Ben Cooper, Ernest Borgnine.

Nicholas Ray’s 1954 subversive western. Vienna (Joan Crawford) runs the saloon, hoping for the coming of the railroad. An old lover (Sterling Hayden) shows up, but the real fireworks are between Vienna and Emma (Mercedes McCambridge), her enemy and rival for power. The men look on ineffectually. A psychosexual melodrama disguised as a western.

‘Crawford appears like the disturbing figure in a nightmare – and everything looks as if it is happening in a vivid dream…Unforgettably strange and brilliant.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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